Hurricane popcorn is like SPAM musubi and butter mochi: classic delicious hapa food. They also share the common connection of all being invented in Hawaii, arguably the biggest hapa community around. After all, they did invent and popularize the very term "hapa."
This amazingly addicting snack combines Japanese flavors with American popcorn. Furikake and kakimochi (rice crackers) are sprinkled over buttery popcorn for something that is simultaneously sweet and salty, rich and airy, with an umami punch.
- 1 bag of popcorn (any plain buttered variety)
- 1/4 cup nori gomi furikake
- 2-4 tbs butter
- Aloha shoyu/Aloha shoyu to taste (a dash)
- 1-2 cups of kakimochi (japanese rice crackers)
Pop the popcorn. My only tips for this is don't browse the internet and dear god don't go on youtube. You will burn it. Take the butter and melt in the microwave for about 30-60 seconds, then mix in shoyu. Place popcorn in a large bag (like a roasting bag) and slowly drizzle the butter while shaking to distribute the butter evenly. Shake in the furikake. Alternatively you can stir in the butter mixture and furikake into the popcorn in a large bowl or roasting pan if you don't have a bag to shake it with. Pour into a serving bowl and fold in the kakimochi.